Additional information on the Global Hawk aircraft is found on the FAS website “RQ-4A Global Hawk (Tier II+ HAE UAV)” and the International Online Defense Magazine website “Global Hawk RQ-4A-B: High Altitude Long Endurance UAV.”
Another interesting article is found on The Magazine of Net-Centric Warfare's website "Global Hawk eyed for Pacific Rim package deal."
The October 22, 2007 article, in part, states, "U.S. Pacific Command is working with the State Department, U.S. ambassadors to prospective partner nations and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where opinions on the idea are split."
"[General Jeffery] Remington said the big question is: Will providing certain nations access to the Global Hawk stabilize or destabilize the region?"
Gen. Remington, director of air, space and information operations for Pacific Command, was quoted in the article to have said, "You have to have that debate, and that is a debate that is going to go on inside the Beltway. I don’t have the answers to those questions."
Photographs of the Global Hawk are provided by the U.S. Air Force.